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  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Yum Brands Inc:.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- UK shares fell for a second session on Tuesday, dented by a wary view of Europe's debt troubles and concerns that gloomy global economic data bodes ill for the upcoming corporate earnings season.

  • Indexes fell on Wall Street as investors reacted to another weak forecast on the global economy and ahead of the traditional start of earnings season: results from Alcoa, the aluminum maker and economic bellwether, which come out after the closing bell.

  • U.S stock index futures struggled for direction Tuesday as investors remained on edge over worries about slowing global growth and ahead of the third-quarter earnings season.

  • NEW YORK-- Stock futures were mixed Tuesday with a new outlook on the global economic landscape y providing markets with fewer reasons to overlook what is likely to be a weak quarter for many of the biggest U.S. corporations.

  • NEW YORK-- Investors are hoping to see a rebound in profit from operations in China when Yum Brands Inc. reports its fiscal third-quarter earnings after Tuesday's closing bell. The China business had strong sales growth in the quarter, but inflation reduced its profit.

  • **ALCOA INC, Monday close $9.12, up 0.5 pct post-market. **YUM BRANDS, Monday close $66.94,. **CHEVRON CORP, Monday close $117.62.

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    As earnings season approaches, Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at some China derivative plays.

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    Indians are taking control of their health in response to the country’s surging rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among the highest in the world, and the invasion of fast food chains.

  • No major European company set to report on Tuesday. COMPANIES REPORTING: Q3 AMC 2012 Alcoa Inc. Q3 2012 Yum! Brands, Inc. MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS: 0645 FR Trade balance Aug 0830 IT GDP final Q2 0830 GB Industrial output Aug 0830 GB Manufacturing output Aug Reuters Messaging: blaise.robinson.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net.

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    As the markets continue to focus on today's monthly non-farm payrolls numbers, a breakdown of the data show that hiring has been strong within the restaurant industry.

  • Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Yum Brands Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Safeway Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Analysts following Yum Brands Inc. will be looking for signs of a profit rebound in the fast-food restaurant's key China operations when the owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains reports third-quarter results after the markets close on Tuesday.

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    It's not hard to tell when hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors today that he thinks Chipotle's stock is an attractive short - the chart shows investors started selling immediately. Damon Vickers, Damon Vickers & Co. CIO, explains why he is long Chipotle.

  • Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. plunged Tuesday after well-known hedge fund manager David Einhorn reportedly said that the burrito chain is facing increasing competition from Taco Bell as well as higher costs. THE SPARK: Einhorn, who runs Greenlight Capital, was speaking at the Value Investing Congress, an investor conference, in New York Tuesday.

  • David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., speaks at the Value Investing Congress in New York.

    Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, General Motors, Cigna, Chipolte and Herbalife all moved in reaction to remarks by hedge-fund manager David Einhorn at the Value Investing Congress Tuesday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc took a nosedive on Tuesday when hedge fund manager David Einhorn said the restaurant chain will face significant competition and additional costs, making it an attractive "short."